Welcome to our blog.

….. We make
….. We explore
….. We nuture

Three children *** One big, grey dog *** Two parents *** Country loving *** Cottage dwelling in the South-West of the UK. That’s us!

We’ve been blogging since January 2010.

You can find me here
  • RSS Feed for Posts
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Flickr
  • Instagram
Follow
Craft Projects

Follow on Bloglovin
Just a thought….

“A moment spent in wonder is worth a lifetime spent in awe.”

 

Life
Thank you….
  • Craft Mother Interesting that you say they are more feminine. Made me stop and think. Looking around I think I see what you mean. Shape and fitting... 24 Aug
  • Craft Mother It was fun, but glad of a quieter week. 24 Aug
  • Craft Mother It was a great camp site. Fabulous location. 24 Aug
  • Craft Mother I have memories of going with my mother to the fabric shops. It's probably where my love of fabric and patterns come from. Looking forward... 24 Aug
  • Craft Mother It is amazing. 24 Aug
  • Older »
Time to smile

"God has an inordinate fondness for stars and beetles."

- J B S Haldane

Debs Random Writings

Saturday

 

 

 

 

 

Images from today:

{beeswax in can, ready to melt inside the Aga}
{using the heat of the Aga to keep the wax melted for our first time candle dipping}
{hanging candles to dry – at last I know what to do with those pipes}
{earth candles}
{candle cakes}
{Gwinny with rainbow on her head}

Connecting to history and marking the seasons.  Great Candlemas craft activities.

 

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Sharing. Good idea.

10 Responses to Saturday

  • Briony says:

    How I admire you doing all these wonderful projects with your children.
    Have never made dipped candles. Mr T did go through a spell of making candles and they lasted so much longer than the bought one’s.
    Another nice post, thankyou
    Briony
    xx

    • Cheryl says:

      I’m on the look out for a candle dipping workshop or demo, but the children are really into it. Even little TF stood up on a chair by the Aga (not allowed to usually – only allowed to use the Aga if you are tall enough, in this house!) and was very business like. Such fun!

  • Julie says:

    I have always wanted an aga – yet another reason! Juliex

  • Beautiful, useful and edible. I never realized how versatile the candle was! Love the rainbow caught so perfectly on a canine head.. and you have an Aga! 🙂

    Blessings, Debbie

    • Cheryl says:

      The canine in question was not so keen. One member of the family spotted it, two others grabbed cameras and the rest all stood around. She was unsure of the sudden attention, but took it in her stride. Probably still wondering! Humans!

  • Val says:

    Brilliant …nice glimpses of a fun day 😀

    We have pj’s, tissue boxes and horrid cold/bugs …fun is on hold 🙄

    • Cheryl says:

      Oh poor you. Not much fun feeling under the weather. I think I prefer our day. Keep warm and I hope you all feel better soon.

  • se7en says:

    Nothing new in this comment… just love your home, love your aga, love your dog… and now I love your candles too!!!

    • Cheryl says:

      The children (and me) loved this activity. I see more beeswax candles in our future. Really nice that they are all old enough to do this with now.

Photos
There have been cases when people lifted my photos and words, and used them without credit to me or asking permission first. Using them for their own commercial gain. I have now added a level of security to deter people from doing this. Apologies to people who do play nicely. If you would like to use any of my photos, please contact me.
Copyright notice:
All my words and photos are copyrighted to me. They cannot be used for commercial benefit by anyone else. If you would like to use any of them, then please ask me first and don't just take. Written permission only. Don't pass my words, photos or ideas off as your own. It's not nice.